2023 HIGH DESERT HUNTER – Team Competitors

//2023 HIGH DESERT HUNTER – Team Competitors

2023 HIGH DESERT HUNTER – Team Competitors


Purchase this product if you’d like to compete as a Team with another competitor. If you’d like to compete an an Individual, instead purchase this product:


MDs: Eric Andersen and Gabriel Ibarra

DATE: March 17-19, 2023

LOCATION: Vernal, Utah

Welcome to the 2023 NRL Hunter Season! Challenge yourself in the High Desert of Northeast Utah to hunt targets in a desert climate and enjoy the views of Blue Mountain, Diamond Mountain, and High Uintah Mountains that surrounds the area. Northeast Utah is inhabited by Mule Deer, Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Bears, Coyotes, Bobcats, Prairie Dogs, Rabbits, Mountain Lions, and Foxes. Be sure to take a trip to the Dinosaur Museum and Dinosaur National Monument because this is what this area is known for.

This hunter experience includes sage brush terrain around the staging areas and targets amongst limited number of cedars; be sure to look in all the drainages, as this range has a lot of them. We recommend bringing good, warm boots for the March weather. It could be cold and sometimes a little muddy. 

This hunting simulated event will consist of 20 stages, so prepare accordingly. Round count will be 80-160 rounds, depending on your skill level completing each stage with either 1st round impacts, vs misses/2nd round impacts, but bring extra for getting velocity/PF for your tiebreaker, and zero’ing your rifle. The average target distance will 450 yards, but expect anywhere from approximately 150-980 yards.

We are hunting from a ridge top and throughout two draws. The course of fire spreads 300 degrees over 20 stages; this is rare amongst most ranges to have this spread. The stages will stretch over ~3/4 of a mile.

On check-in day, there will be a 100 yd range available, which will be located near the parking lot area, along with targets out to 1100 yds for checking dope. 

You will have access to your vehicle for the entire experience in the parking area near the safety brief area and restroom. Water and Snacks will be provided throughout the day, and lunch will be served on-the-go.


There are no refunds, however, transfers will be accepted upon communication with your MD.


If you’d like to tag us on social media, we welcome you to use the hashtags #HighDesertHunter #BlueMountainPrecision #UBRC #NRLHunter #EveryEthicalEdge.

We’re looking forward to hosting you and helping you gain every ethical edge!


Team Division is for Teams consisting of 2 individuals. Scores will be the sum of both team member’s scores (possible 16 points per team per stage). Teams will be allotted a total of 6 minutes per stage, instead of the individual’s 4 minutes. If one team member is disqualified from competing the second team member may continue to compete, but not for score. Team member #1 must complete the stage or pass, and unload and show clear, before team member #2 may load and begin firing. Once team member #2 loads to begin the stage, team member #1 may not load again.

  • Each member of the team must carry their own rifle. Support gear or ammunition may be divided among the team to best serve them. 
  • Each team member may compete with a rifle meeting the requirements of Open Heavy Division (16lbs) or less.
  • Listed matches shall allow a minimum of 10 teams to compete, however at the match director’s discretion they may allow additional teams to compete. The team division will have its own separate prize table and only the top team will be awarded a trophy. 
  • Teams need to keep communication private while at a stage shooting area. Discussing ranges, locations or targets in obviously loud manner will scare away the game (stage will be ended and no more points awarded after a warning from the RO). This is to prevent hunters in the staging area from gaining a competitive advantage.
  • Teams may use their rifle as an observation tool, however only one team member may have a loaded rifle at a time.

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